Masters of Disaster

Stories of Risk, Ethics & Compliance. Host Leona Lewis interviews people about leadership, managing risk, ethics and compliance strategies for businesses, government, academia or society.
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Apr 25, 2016

How your executives will work together in a crisis is the most important question that a company’s crisis management program needs to answers. Without a clear communication and decision-making framework, detailed plans for particular scenarios do not mean much. The major benefit of a plan is that many decisions will be settled before crisis strikes, saving precious time.

We also discuss how important it is to tell the company’s story before the public makes up their minds on what the story is, and opinions about working with company legal departments.

Bryan Strawser is Founder & CEO of Bryghtpath LLC, a global strategic advisory firm specializing in global risk, business continuity, emergency management, crisis communications, and public affairs.  Bryan is a globally recognized strategist having had a 21-year career at Target Corporation where he built the retailer’s Global Crisis Management & Business Continuity Function. Under Bryan’s leadership, Target received numerous awards from FEMA, the International Association of Emergency Managers, and the Business Continuity Institute.  At Bryghtpath, Bryan leads a team of experts that offer strategic counsel on identifying, preparing for, and managing risk to the world’s leading brands, nonprofits, and public sector agencies.





The Masters of Disaster® podcast is hosted and produced by Leona Lewis, Founder of ComplyEthic Consulting

Apr 18, 2016

This Masters of Disaster episodes features an interview with Eric Siegel, one of the most popular and well-known experts in predictive analytics and bestselling author and founder of Predictive Analytics World. 

Predictive analytics is the core of “Big Data” and machine learning. The exponential increase in data in today’s world makes predictive analytics an even more exciting tool.  Eric is also the only data scientist with a rap video on YouTube that I know. In the podcast, we discuss what predictive analytics is and the ethical nuances of reliance on predictive analytics.

Eric’s book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie or Die, is one of my favorite books on the topic, written in plain language with a healthy dose of humor and interesting stories.  If you have not read a book on this topic before, this is the book to read.



Predictive Analytics World

Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie or Die

Rap Video, Predict This, on YouTube

Apr 11, 2016

The Masters of Disaster® podcast features Jason Meyer on how knowing one thing, your audience, improves compliance training.  From how the training is delivered to what the training covers, Jason explains that compliance training can be designed to impact the behavior of the audience. It is critical that compliance training does not just happen, rather it needs to impact results in lowering the risk of the behavior of employees.

Jason Meyer is Founder and President of LeadGood LLC. Jason has shown a career-long commitment to innovative education and the engaging communication of knowledge, as a means of improving communities, personal behavior, and business performance. He is an attorney and a Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional (CCEP) with experience as a leader on the senior management teams of several enterprises. His executive experience encompasses the fields of education, compliance, integrated services, the life sciences, government contracting, and the media.




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The Masters of Disaster® podcast is produced and hosted by Leona Lewis, Founder of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC

Apr 4, 2016
When business services depend on millions of products and sensors connected to the internet, the importance of a system that works 24/7 increases dramatically. Outages will still happen, and natural disasters cannot be stopped, but anticipating these disasters can change how systems accommodate these risks to remain operational, seamlessly.For example, in the shipping industry when a storm or a strike closes the port of Los Angeles, shippers might all re-route to Seattle, but this could cause delays as Seattle can overload with new shipping traffic. Shippers use predictive data analytics to find the best alternative route with the fewest delays. Shippers become more resilient with the use of data to anticipate the actions of
other shippers.
IBM’s Resiliency services take a similar approach to risks in business in the continuously, rapidly dynamic nature of the internet of things.  Laurence Guihard-Joly is the General Manager of the IBM Resiliency service line, leading resiliency teams across the world who provide services and solutions to help IBM clients manage their risks in an increasingly “always on”world. Within the IBM Enterprise Risk Management, Laurence alsoleads the IBM Business Continuity Management program, with a dedicated team and a leadership BCM community across all IBM business units and corporate functions & processes.
Laurence earned the Scientific Graduation, and her Master from Lille Business University, France.  She joined a Consulting organization in 1983, before joining IBM in Paris in 1984. Laurence and her husband reside in NY, USA since 2003 with their two boys – and also lived 2 + years in Singapore.
IBM Resiliency Services
Are you ready for an always-on world? (Infographic)
Forbes Insight Report download available here
Masters of Disaster is produced and hosted by Leona Lewis, JD